I’ve been trying this new brain vitamin supplement called Sarcosine. It’s geared towards people with schizophrenia. It’s been about a month and I’ve noticed some small changes. Three big changes to be exact. Ive had this amazing mental clarity. I’ve been getting better sleep. I also have been getting better at getting things done, higher drive.
So I originally heard about it from someone on my Twitter. She asked me if I’ve tried and honestly I haven’t ever heard of it. I spent a while doing research as did my wife. We’ve had some bad experiences with some of the brain vitamins out there and I’ve never tried one specific to schizophrenia. We agreed that I should should try it and as of May 23rd, 2018 I started taking it. I started of at 1 gram a day. It says to split the dose, so I took half in the morning and half in the afternoon. I’m almost a month in and I’m taking 3 grams. It states that it may have some immediate effects but it would take about 6 months to reach a full effect. I plan on continuing it long past then as I am very impressed.
One of the major things I’ve noticed is that I have this mental clarity unlike anything I’ve ever felt. Thinking has become easier and I’m able to hold a conversation with great ease. I feel my judgment isn’t as clouded and I have more confidence in myself than I’ve ever had before.
The second major thing I’ve noticed is how the quality of my sleep has greatly improved. It’s not only easier to fall asleep but I wake up and feel rested. I have a Fitbit that can track my sleep and comparing it to when I wasn’t taking sarcosine, I’m confident that it’s had a positive impact. One little thing that I never saw coming is that I remember my dreams now. Before I could go almost a year with remembering my dreams. It’s not that they’re more vivid because I’ve been on medications that give you vivid dreams. I have to say for someone who’s had trouble sleeping my whole life, this is very refreshing.
The third but not final thing I’ve noticed is my drive to get things done is greatly intensified. Leaving aside days where priorities kept me from sleeping, on a good nights rest I awake ready to take on the day. I was using melatonin for a while which I believe diminished my ability I wake up refreshed but these past few nights without I have woke up feeling great. As someone with schizophrenia would know sometimes choosing to get things done is a struggle. A feeling of lack of will just to get out of bed but with every activity can lead to a difficult life. Not with sarcosine though. With this I’m able to jump right into to projects without a second thought or something holding me back. Which for me is something of great importance as I want to live a active life.
Dealing with schizophrenia can be difficult and everything we do to make it easier can be a great impact. Improving things can be great for our morale and most importantly, our quality of life. I highly recommend sarcosine and I look forward to reaping the benefits for as long as I can.